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Kathy Passarette's master bedroom in her Mount Sinai (Credit: Newsday Photo / Ana P. Gutierrez)

Kathy Passarette's master bedroom in her Mount Sinai home. The bedding is a mix of things she had and new items, including the accent pillows, a queen-size comforter and a throw. Provider: HomeGoods. Cost: Pillows, $75; comforter, $49; throw, $19. (August 2009)

A restful retreat makeover in Mount Sinai

Designer Kathy Passarette wanted to create quiet place for herself and her husband, Michael, when she set out to renovate the master bedroom of the Mount Sinai home they share with one of their two college-age children. Here is how she did it for $1,046. -- Sylvia King-Cohen

Kathy Passarette's master bedroom in her Mount Sinai
(Credit: Newsday Photo / Ana P. Gutierrez)

Kathy Passarette's master bedroom in her Mount Sinai home. The bedding is a mix of things she had and new items, including the accent pillows, a queen-size comforter and a throw. Provider: HomeGoods. Cost: Pillows, $75; comforter, $49; throw, $19. (August 2009)

The natural wood of the door frames was
(Credit: Newsday Photo / Ana P. Gutierrez)

The natural wood of the door frames was something Kathy Passarette's husband, Michael, wanted to keep. She designed around them.

Designer, Kathy Passarette in the overstuffed chair in
(Credit: Newsday Photo / Ana P. Gutierrez)

Designer, Kathy Passarette in the overstuffed chair in her newly redone master bedroom. She had the armchair, but added the accent pillow. Provider: eBay. Cost: $25. The paint took three cans of Milk Pail by Martha Stewart. Provider: Sherwin Williams. Cost: $80.

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